More than 31,576 families are being supported by 11,765 volunteers working in 197 Home-Starts across England.
Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
Home-Start knows that well-trained volunteers complement the early-years workforce, significantly contributing to the support families receive and enabling them to access services when they are most needed. We are pleased to be involved in Children's Centres, working towards a seamless offer of services so that the needs of children and families are not missed.
The first Home-Start was set up in Leicester in 1973.
Big Hopes Big Future helps children build the skills they need to be ready for their first day at school.Read more
Find your nearest Home-Start using our online map.Read more
One of the most important roles played by a Home-Start volunteer is to help people access local services in their area.Read more
Home-visiting support, delivered by a volunteer in a family’s own home, is at the heart of what Home-Start does.Read more